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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware ~ 25 OCT 2011
Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 10/24/2011 6:05:00 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Dover Air Force Base or Dover AFB is a United States Air Force base located two miles south of the city of Dover, Delaware.

Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing (436 AW) of the Air Mobility Command (AMC), known as the "Eagle Wing", and the AMC-gained 512th Airlift Wing (512 AW) of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), referred to as the "Liberty Wing". It was the only base to solely operate the massive C-5 Galaxy, with two active flying squadrons (the 3rd Airlift Squadron, which now operates the C-17 Globemaster III, and 9th Airlift Squadron) and two Air Force Reserve flying squadrons (the 326th Airlift Squadron and the 709th Airlift Squadron).

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The 436th Airlift Wing is the active duty military host unit at Dover Air Force Base, which provides command and staff supervision, along with support functions, for assigned airlift providing worldwide movement of outsized cargo and personnel on scheduled, special assignment, exercise and contingency airlift missions.

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The "Eagle Wing" is a subordinate of Eighteenth Air Force headquartered with the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The Eagle Wing consists of operations, maintenance, mission support and medical groups and 14 staff divisions. The wing has more than 4,000 active-duty military and civilian employees.

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Home to the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, the Eagle Wing flies hundreds of missions throughout the world and provides 25 percent of the Nation's strategic airlift capability, projecting global reach to over 100 countries around the globe.

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Read More About Dover Air Force Base HERE!

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During WWII, the 4146 Base Unit was involved in secret rocket development at what was then known as Dover Army Airfield. The building complex where these military secret operations took place was Hangar 1301. From the 1950s to the 1970s, various fighter squadrons called the hangar home. In the 1990s after restoration and placement on the National Register of Historic Places, Hangar 1301 was given new life as the home of the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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The Air Mobility Command Museum is a part of the National Museum of the United States Air Force's field museum system. Air Mobility Command is a major command of the United States Air Force. Its mission is to deliver maximum war-fighting and humanitarian effects for America through rapid and precise global air mobility.

Visit The Air Mobility Command Museum HERE!

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FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. 

Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!

We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.

We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.

We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.

God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always

 

 



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To: beachn4fun

Good morning beachy and (((HUGS))) to you.


51 posted on 10/25/2011 4:40:38 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Again? Duh!

52 posted on 10/25/2011 5:16:12 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: beachn4fun

I can’t believe you didn’t get that one.


53 posted on 10/25/2011 5:19:23 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

((HUGS))Good morning, Beach. How’s it going?


54 posted on 10/25/2011 5:22:56 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: Arrowhead1952

55 posted on 10/25/2011 5:27:56 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: E.G.C.

Good morning, EG ((HUGS))

I was doing ok until Arrowhead snatched the 50 from under my nose. LOL

How are you?


56 posted on 10/25/2011 5:29:14 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: beachn4fun

Thanks. I had to step out for a few.


57 posted on 10/25/2011 5:50:58 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Morning, Kathy,...((H
UGS))..I try to find good’ns. lol


58 posted on 10/25/2011 6:10:13 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Morning, Kathy,...((HUGS))..I try to find good’ns. lol


59 posted on 10/25/2011 6:10:32 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: beachn4fun
((LOL))Well, I did some lawn mowing yesterday. Also, took Bo out to the lake. Not much else went on.

Planning on going to the barber later today for a haircut.

60 posted on 10/25/2011 6:12:04 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: All; Arrowhead1952; Kathy in Alaska; beachn4fun; laurenmarlowe; LUV W; ConorMacNessa

Good Morning To The Canteen


Wishing You A Great Day
*HUGS*
*Thank You To All Who Serve Our Country*

61 posted on 10/25/2011 6:12:43 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: MEG33

Good morning Meg and (((HUGS))) to you.


62 posted on 10/25/2011 6:14:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: y'all; Arrowhead1952; beachn4fun; E.G.C.; GodBlessUSA; ConorMacNessa; Kathy in Alaska; HiJinx; ...

Vacation is over???
Say it isn't soooooo!
Now it's back to the old grind. Blech!
It was great fun as you can TELL
Hope everyone here has a Terrific Tuesday!
((((hugs))))

63 posted on 10/25/2011 6:20:41 AM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: MEG33

Good morning, Meg ((HUGS))

How you been?


64 posted on 10/25/2011 6:25:25 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning LUV W and (((HUGS))) to you.

People of WALMART song.

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65 posted on 10/25/2011 6:26:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: beachn4fun

Enjoying family visits last week..first Navy grandson and his wife then son and daughter in law..I am now paying for play..back hurts!


66 posted on 10/25/2011 6:36:31 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military Men And Women)
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To: beachn4fun
Morning Beachie!!

Brrrr...little frost this morning, summer must be over..:=)

But nice weather otherwise, sunny and 60.

Still busy with the athletic fields, football team is in the playoffs, HEY, you can't get enough football..:=)

Enjoy your day and stay mondocious!

67 posted on 10/25/2011 6:37:02 AM PDT by PROCON (My Passion for FREEDOM is Stronger Than That of Democrats Whose Obsession is to Enslave Me.)
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To: LUV W

Good morning, night owl ((HUGS))
Thanks for all the pings to the pictures.
Now get back to work!

68 posted on 10/25/2011 6:50:59 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: LUV W

((HUGS))Good morning, LUV W. How’s it going?


69 posted on 10/25/2011 6:51:45 AM PDT by E.G.C. (Edward's Soft Rock Playlist: On Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/my_playlists?p=A7A56731DE671E6A)
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To: PROCON
Good morning, Pro ((HUGS))

It was a bit nippy on the Right Coast as well. No frost though. And today will be in the 60s too. Seems we are under the same weather pattern.

Not enough football? tsk...depends on who you ask. hehe


70 posted on 10/25/2011 7:57:58 AM PDT by beachn4fun (Looking for (former?) Marine LtCol Wainsgard.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All

WOW......gold! I was surprised last night with FR running so slow I got in first! I want to thank my peeps!!!! hehehe... 21f outside now chance of snow. Have a nice safe day! God Bless.


71 posted on 10/25/2011 8:15:19 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: beachn4fun

Hope you’re not working TOO hard!


72 posted on 10/25/2011 10:48:30 AM PDT by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: animal172

Welcome to the Canteen, animal172...thanks for sharing your experience. And don’t worry about the double post...you have lots of company.


73 posted on 10/25/2011 11:25:49 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thank you. Going back to the museum in the next week or two. Growing up the Constellation was my dream aircraft. Built the model and it hung from my bedroom ceiling on fishing line. Never had the chance to actually be around one or to board one until Dover. Didn’t have the chance to board so will be going back shortly.


74 posted on 10/25/2011 12:04:00 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: animal172

Good for you...enjoy, and I hope you get to go onboard.


75 posted on 10/25/2011 1:44:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: animal172
Aloha kakahiaka,

The Connie was a beauty but having spent many hours on some of them, I prefer a more updated ride.




76 posted on 10/25/2011 1:54:35 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Arrowhead1952
wh!!

Arrowhead.....#50!!


77 posted on 10/25/2011 2:03:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

I can understand your feelings, but I would give just about anything to spend 30 minutes in the air with her.


78 posted on 10/25/2011 5:01:25 PM PDT by animal172 (All aboard the Cain Train.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Kathy!

{{HUGS}}


79 posted on 10/26/2011 11:34:07 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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